Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar

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Department of Distance Education


Department of Distance Education

There has been considerable growth expansion and diversification of open and distance learning system both through single and dual mode universities. At present around on-fifth of the total students population in higher education are being catered through distance education programme is on the rise.

Keeping in view the spirit of open and distance learning system and in accordance with National Policy of Education, which lays emphasis on Continuing and Distance Education, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya established Faculty of Distance Education with the approval of Distance Education Council, New Delhi, for running various under graduate courses in oriental education and modern science. Therefore, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma in Yogic Science and diploma in Vedic Karm Kand courses were started by the Vishwavidyalaya from the session 2003-04.

Faculty of Distance Education under its teaching programme also runs Personal contact classes besides providing the self developed course material prepared by learned faculty members of the Vishwavidyalaya following the UGC module adopted for the regular students. The faculty laid emphasis on quality of education and our past experience revealed that our distance education graduates and diploma holders tuned out to be as good as our regular students for which the credit goes to our counselors and supporting staff of the university.

The personal contact programme for B.Sc. students in 40 days in which theory lectures are delivered by the counselors and practical classes are run like regular students in respective departments of the university and the personal contact programmees for B.A., B.Com. & diploma courses are of 20 days. 75 percentage attendances of the students are compulsory during personal contact programme.

The examination of the students is conducted on the campus of Vishwavidyalaya on the pattern of regular students and the centers outside the Vishwavidyalaya are not permitted. We have been teaching Dharm Darshan and Sanskriti, as a compulsory general course to our all graduate students besides environmental Science. Sanskrit is compulsory in our B.A. course. Our counselor drawn from the teaching staff of our university and HNB Gharwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal).

Department of Distance Education
Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar
Haridwar, Uttarakhand


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